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're watching the inaugural mass for pope francis. if you're just joining us right now, it has been a remarkable, remarkable morning. pope francis came into st. peter's square atop of the popemobile, open-air. there was no top. he was not enclosed in the bullet-proof glass that we've come to expect. that wall has been removed. >> and we were talking earlier this the morning. will he get off of the popemobile and greet the crowd? that's exactly what happened. there were some babies that were brought up to the popemobile. and he did step out to greet somebody who was ill in the crowd. it was a remarkable moment. a smile, ear-to-ear on his face. and the crowd enjoying every minute of it. >> as far as the ceremony goes, much of the official proceedings have happened. he received the pallium, the ceremonial lamb's wool shawl he'll wear. and his fisherman's ring. and now, we're involved in a mass. this is a mass for st. joseph's day. we're joined by a lot of people here. what is the mass for st. joseph's day? >> it's celebrating the husband of mary, father of jesus, patron of the american church. and
, francis, our pope, to whom, through our humble service you have granted kindness in the apostolic office. may he be strengthened by the gift of your holy spirit and worth any exercise his high ministry in accordance with the eminent chris ma he has received through christ our lord. ♪ ♪ amen amen >>> 340,000 people in that square, the italian radio estimates. now the presentation of the fisherm fisherman's ring. >> translator: most holy father, bishop and pastor of our souls, may christ, the son of the living god, who built his church upon this rock, himself grant to you the signet ring of the fisherm fisherman peter, from the sea of galilee, whom the lord entrusted the keyes to the kingdom of heaven. today you exceed peter as bishop of the church who presides over charity as the blessed paul taught. may the spirit of charity pour upon our hearts, bestow strength and gentlemenness upon your ministry of preserving of the community all those who believe in christ. ♪ ♪ sea of galilee, to this grand ceremony. also i'm struck by the very simple hand shake, nothing elaborate, just two f
america." still to come, pope francis celebrates his first public mass as leader of the catholic church, showing signs of changes to come already. just six months after being shot in the head by the taliban today, a girl returns to school. targeted for campaigning to get girls the same rights and was back inmallalah the classroom in britain. she said she missed her classmates from pakistan. she also said she is looking forward to meeting new friends in birmingham. >> because of the state of the people, i can even walk -- i can even run out. yousafzai only narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in pakistan. following her recovery, this is her first day back at school here in britain. >> all the children should go to school. it is their basic right. >> it is her uniform that she is most proud of unlike most teens. >> it proves that i am is today. it is the happiest day for me this year. i am living my life, my own life, going to school and learning. >> she was a student when she began campaigning for girls rights to an education. taliban extremists shot her in the head. since then, she
chemical weapons in a village near aleppo. >> pope francis officially begins his papacy in rome with a promise to embrace the whole of humanity. >> in a vote expected to have wide ranging consequences, lawmakers in cyprus have delivered a decisive and overwhelming note to a government tax to lead the bank accounts. >> that means government cash for pensions, welfare, and health care could dry up as early as may. parliament voted less than an hour ago, following to be would days of high drama, handing the government and brussels a resounding defeat with no delegates voting in favor of the plan. 36 no votes and 19 abstentions. >> the house speaker had urged mp's to say no to blackmail in the vote on the bureau's own bailout package. his words clearly catching the angry mood in the chambers and on the streets. outside the parliament building, angry crowds also called for a no vote and held up signs, warning that other nations like italy and spain could be next in line. for the latest, let's cross over now live to our correspondent. nathan, this is a resounding defeat for the govern
not very often that pope's get together. in fact, it has never happened in modern time. pope francis to a drop in for lunch with his predecessor with a message, we are brothers. but the two men are very different and catholics will be watching closely in the coming months. pope benedict has been at the papal retreat at hasselbeck and also since he went into retirement. >> pope francis and his predecessor are longtime colleagues, but their roles have changed since their last encounter. saturday's meeting between the wast and present pope's interesting. benedict offered pope francis the dealer at the chapel to pray, but francis declined, saying, we are brothers and insisted on bringing side by side. but there was disappointment in the crowd in the square that had gathered in the hope of seeing the two men together. new pope francis has attracted plenty of attention in recent days. >> i feel so emotional because he is the pope that was very close to the people. he is very humble and very welcoming. >> but some are expecting him to take serious action. >> they have to rejuvenate the chur
world leaders continue to arrive for the inauguration of pope francis. there's zimbabwe's long ruler made his way to rome. >> and vice president joe biden is leading the delegation for the united states. he's joining a long list of leaders and dignitaries who will witness the official installation of the former cardinal from argentina. francis is the first latin american to head the catholic church. >>> inmates back in custody but not until they had broken out of jail in quebec in rather unusual fashion. >> one witness describes it kind of as a james bond moment. you have these inmates hoisted onto a hijacked helicopter, flew away and then this is all happening in broad daylight. >> amazing scene. paula newton is in ottawa. it does sound like something out of a movie. this has happened before, but never where you are. how did they pull it off? >> as you say the middle of broad daylight, two accomplices, allegedly told a helicopter pilot they wanted to go for a sightseeing tour over the mountains, fine, they went up in the helicopter. the pilot says within a few minutes he had a gun t
, where pope francis set the tone for a humbler, simpler church at his inaugural mass. jeffrey brown talks to john allen in rome. >> me where againing now the focus shifts from style to substance and the question becomes how is this new tone going to be translated into the hard work of actuallygoverning the church? there, of course, the challenges are considerably more steep >> ifill: we continue our series of stories about the middle east, margaret warner reports on the divide among the two leading palestinian factions, and its impact on the quest for peace. . >> it is really a divide over power. who's going to control what and what's going to be in a stronger position to win the palestinian people and who's going to have the narrative on its side? >> woodruff: and we examine a dramatic shift in public opinion with a majoritof aricans supporting same sex marriage. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving o economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to
stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: pope francis formally took office today with a special mass and ceremonies. we begin with a report from james mates of independent television news in rome. >> it was among the ordinary pilgrims to st. peter's that pope francis started his day. it is common now for a pope to kiss babies-- less so for them to get out of the popemobile and walk over to give a blessing to a disabled person. inauguration mass at st. peter's square was less or nate than in the past but it could not be described as either simple or understated. heads of state, all their representatives occupied the front row, but this service was squarely aimed at the 150,000 pilgrims who stood to see the new leader of their church. among those, they watched the first time ever the symbol of the papacy, the fisherman's ring was placed on the finger of a man from latin america. his homily was an instruction to get back to core principles. "embrace the whole of hue moonty especially in the poorest, the weakest, the most important." for almost a week his introduction has been a series o
treatment for chemical weapons. well, it's been just one week since pope francis was elected. already it's establishing a message of humility and compassion resonating quite well with catholics all over the world. as anne thompson reports, those themes were on full display during yesterday's inauguration. >>> pope francis preached with actions as well as words. out of his open air jeep to bless a disabled man, stopping to kiss children, and urging the 200,000 people in st. peter's square to be protected of the poor, the weak, and of the environment. >> i think he will challenge all of us to live a deeper life of faith. >> eager crowds raced into the square. ♪ >> they saw francis receive the symbols of power. a lamb's wool stoll symbolizing shepherd of the flock. during mass to an audience that included several world leaders -- francis said authentic power is service. and the pope, too must serve. >> he seems like a humble man and someone the people can reach out and identify with. >> in buenos aries, jubilation. they stayed up all night to watch the early morning mass and were rewarded
, for the first time, two ving leaders of the catholic choimp have met. pope francis is and pope benedict talked in a closed doors encounter outside rome. >> he greeted the -- pope francis as he got off the helicopter. the two men got in a car together and rode to the chap -- chapel where they held prayer together. it's never happened in the history of the catholic church and despite the fact that the vatican has said there will be no public appearances, many here are hoping they will see the two popes. >> it's fun to be this close to his summer home and know that benedict is inside. it's a positive thing to come here for. >> but the two men have very serious matters to scandal. the pope has asked for an investigation and there was a report that was put in place when benedict abdicated and handed over to pope francis a few days ago.
city and around the world. the inauguration of pope francis. if you are just waking up, it has been, lest i repeat phao*eurbgs an absolutely -- repeat myself, a beautiful morning in the vatican city. we witnessed the homily from pope francis. during this mass, the holy communion. our religion correspondent lauren green in rome for us this morning. lauren, people of the faith are very well familiar with this process. >> absolutely. i want to clarify something, that pope francis is not offering communion to the masses but only to the deacons there. estimates say that about 150,000 people in st. peter's square, that column-lined street leading to the vatican. there are priests going to the crowd that will venture communion to the people, to anybody who wants it. nobody will be turned away. those yellow and white umbrellas, those are indications to the people in the crowd that communion is being served and they should head to one of those umbrellas if they want to be served. we're not quite sure how long the communion will last. but everybody will be served. and everybody who wants to p
francis today officially installed as the leader of the world's 1.2 billion catholics. >> i'm very excited for the new pope. >> shepard: tonight the pope's humble message of hope and tears of joy in home country of argentina. and the chilling account of a gunpoint confrontation with the university of central florida attack plotter. >> [inaudible] >> tonight the roommate of the now dead suspect speaks. >> first from fox this tuesday night, u.s. marines confirm now they have issued a complete ban on one of the work horse weapons in all of their arsenal. it applies to all 670-millimeter mortars after one exploded during a disastrous training exercise in nevada today. it's a blast that killed seven u.s. marines and hurt seven other service members. it actually happened last night at hawthorne army depot, it's a remote weapons storage and training facility about 100 miles south and east of reno. the mortar involved in the accident is similar to the one you see here. a brigadier general says the shell exploded while it was still in its launching tube and shrapnel went everywhere. to make matters
francis' papacy. >> thousands of people, francis was inaugurated. the bishop of rome. >> francis cruise through st. peters square, in an open top of. did not use what has become known as the bulletproof popemobile. >> he actually stopped -- a touching moment -- to kiss the head of a physically disabled man. a man who has been seen of the people and that style has broken tradition in all of the way the catholic world that seems to love which rattled secured detail. ben wedeman is in rome. now the work begins with the expectation by many of reformer, perhaps vatican spring, move to the style to the substance that many want to see. >> reporter: yes. we're going to have to wait and see about that. he hasn't actually done much in the way of real policy changes of initiatives and he certainly is the hope and change pope but he's the head of a body the vatican that's very resistant to change. i've read, for instance, that observers say you don't change the vatican, the vatican changes you. therefore it's an old bureaucracy that doesn't use modern technology, modern message the way that some of
a dramatic moment. pope francis truly will be a man of the people, entering in an uncovered pope mobile and going into the crowd to kiss babies and the sick. his message to the world straight ahead this morning. >>> plus the winter that won't go away. the northeast blasted with snow and sleet and high winds. >>> developing right now, an explosion at an army depot during a training exercise, and there are injuries. we'll have the latest. >>> plus, new information on that planned attack at a college campus. details on the backpack full of bombs found in a dorm room. >> and a global sell-off in markets, and a vote today to bail out yet another european country. is this the reason in this country investors were looking to sell? it's tuesday, march 19th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> our "starting point" this morning, thousands of worshippers in st. peter's square praying for and with pope francis during his historic inaugural mass. as the pope entered without the traditional butateproof glass roof of the pope mobile. ushering a new era for the catholic church that has been embr
, brian. you know, as many as 1 million people are expected to come to pope francis' inaugural mass tomorrow morning. the crowds are expected to be huge, in part because catholics have really taken to heart this humble and spontaneous man. as you said, it's been years since catholics have seen a pope work a crowd the way he did after sunday mass. it certainly gave his security detail headaches as he went into the crowd and shook hands and kissed little kids and blessed them. but it's these spur of the moment decisions that makes tomorrow's event a must-see event in rome. today pope francis met with the head of state, an old foe, argentinian president cristina kirchner. she brought him gifts and a request that he intercede in great britain over the falkland islands. the pope opposed many social programs that kirch nerks r endorsed. she, in turn, said he had beliefs that were medieval, harking back to the inquisition. today there were no such signs of any harsh words. brian? >> ann back at the vatican where she'll continue to cover for us. ann, thanks, and we want you to know special
. >> the start of holy week, with a new pope at the vatican. but francis led palm sunday ceremonies -- pope francis led palm sunday ceremonies. it marks the day when jesus was said to enter jerusalem. it is the most important week in the christian calendar and culminates in christ's crucifixion and resurrection. onto sports. storming to victory in the malaysian grand prix. he infuriated his team by overtaking his australian teammate mark webber. webber was not too happy about it either. savored his victory in front of a cheering crowd, while some were fuming. the world champion ignored team orders when he made his bid to come first. 10 laps before the finish line, he was in second place behind mark webber. that's where he was meant to stay, to secure first and second place for red bull. instead, he performed a risky maneuver to overtake webber, but one that paid off. several apologized, but webber did little to hide his displeasure. >> the team made a decision. he made decisions, and let protection, and that's the way it is. the fasterhaving car, roseburg stayed behind, letting teammate lew
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leaders are flocking to the city ahead of pope francis inaugural mass taking place tomorrow. joe biden a catholic arriving yesterday representing the united states. on sunday he held his first blessing from the balcony of the balcony. after mass he mingled with followers shaking hands talking with crowds and a lot of folks really excite to go see him. security a real concern there. >> british royals kate and william are in the middle of their first public fight. can it be over the gender of their unborn baby. the dutches says she wants a boy. the prince with a girl. middleton who is five months pregnant revealing the royal dilemma to a soldier sunday at a st. patrick's day sunday. the royal baby is due in july. that is your 5@5:00. >>> now it is time to take a look at who is talking. this morning we are getting more reaction to comments over the weekend to senator lindsey graham about benghazi. >> whehe said the benghazi survivors have been told to be quiet. that's a quote by the white house. that's what former u.n. ambassador john bolton is talking about this morning. >> i think the e
that will get a living piece of history. >>> pope francis and his predecessor. >>> and developments in cyprus as the country gets closer to bankruptcy. >> the dry mild conditions will come to an end and when he expect rain. i have your number for tomorrow, coming up. hello? the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights came on. isn't technology supposed to make life easier? at chase we're pioneering innovations that make banking simple. deposit a check with a photo. pay someone with an email. and bank seamlessly with our award-winning mobile app. take a step forward... and chase what matters. . >>> here we are the first few days spring and it looks more like the dead of winter in colorado. today's snowstorm was so severe that driver were forced to leave their vehicle stuck in the snow along interstate 25 and, in fact, the red cross responded to assist those stranded motorists. officials shut down several highways because of dozens of accidents and the whiteout conditions and more snow is expected there in colorado. denver police meanwhile say a former colorado inmate has been l
there are 862,000 claims pending and the wait time is 273 days. pope francis urged his flock to protect the environment, the weak and the poor in today's installation mass at the vatican. seep your foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg has highlights from rome. >> did a couple of laps at st. peter's square and got out with a disabled man in with crowd of 200,000 people. then there was a homily. >> let us never forget, that authentic power is service. and that the pope when exercising power also must enter ever more boldly in that service, which has the raidient culmination on the cross. >> the feast day of st. joseph, the new pope hit hard on the scene, protecting and looking after others. >> i think the pope saying also tenderness is not weakness, which is great. meaning saying it's good to have a heart. it's not weakness on your part to care about those two are left out, who are sick. lonely. who are poor. >> earlier pope francis took possession of his new fisherman's ring, symbol of st. peter or the stole made of sheep's wool, recalling the good shepherd with the flock on his sho
be market moving. adam: right now we'll watch "money" with melissa francis. that's next. melissa: i'm melissa francis and here's who made mooney today. investors in hewlett-packard, their quarterly dividend jumping by 10%. the stock closed down today but investors have reason to smile. shares are still up about 56% this year. also making money, yahoo! getting another boost under marisa mayer's leadership. upgrading to the shares to outperform. it climbed more than 3% on the news but the bulls overall had a rough time making money today. cyprus took a big bite out of the major indices with all three major indices closing in the red. even when they say it's not it is always about making among any -- money melissa: right now to the top story. efforts here at home to make sure our government is never able to raise the private savings of private retirement accounts of americans. saying congress shouldn't even consider any kind of tax or sees sure of deposits. if approved it could give everyone in the country a bit of relief. basically insuring what is being proposed in cyprus really can
who says they will kill him. >> pope francis rides through the vatican city to lead celebrations on palm sunday. the president of the central african republic has fled the cut -- fled the capital. headed south to the democratic republic of congo, the group has taken control of a television channel and is expected to make a statement soon. rebels say that he has failed to honor a peace deal. our analyst agrees. >> the rebels consist of some three or four rebel groups, as well as the general position in the central republic. essentially the agreement that was signed was asking for a number of things, including the integration into a regular army for the departure of the south african troops. as well as other things. it would appear that the in what i haved just mentioned and he was basically told that this time there would be no negotiations. we have to understand that this president basically escaped being ousted by the skin of his teeth. a few months earlier. it was this cpa that saved him. agreement, the obviously he has not. now he has been asked to leave. >> peters following d
francis celebrating palm sunday mass in a packed st. peter's square and next to easter the most holy day in the catholic church. this is a day after pope francis met with pope emeritus benedict xvi, and the two spoke privately for about 45 minutes and then the two prayed side by side. a tragic skydiving accident in florida that left two people dead. an experienced instructor and student both from iceland and jumped with a group of about 22 people and something went wrong during the jump and when they didn't meet the group at the bottom a search began. after several hours their bodies were found in a wooded area and officials say their parachu parachutes were destroyed. a look at this. a third sinkhole, opening up between two homes and those have been evacuated. we're nervous because this is my house and worried not being able to be in the house. >> i said, oh, my god and scared and startled me. >> rescue crews never recovered the bodies of jeff bush and workers since demolished the home. and christina aguilera feeling the moment at the "kids choice awards." ♪ oh, oh, come on ♪ ♪ i
at the vatican, pope francis has defined himself as a pontiff to the people and something of a challenge to his security detail. the new pope broke protocol and made an impromptus appearance at the side gate of the vatican where he shook hands and kissed babies. pope francis then gave his first prayer to the virgin mary which focused on mercy and forgiveness and drew cheers by closing his remarks with the italian phrase for "have a good lunch." let us know why you're awake. shoot us an a e-mail or tweet me @thomasaroberts. we'll read the best responses later in the show. >> still ahead, brackets are set, march madness here. i want to break down the teams to watch and surprising names that didn't make the big dance. >>> controversy surrounding the series "the bible." the actor chosen to play the character satan is raising eyebrows. that and a check of weather when we come back. >> the comments were not only wrong but divisive. divisive at a time when we need unity. racially charged at a time when we need to come together to solve a set of fundamental problems. [ male announcer ] if your kid can
with italy's president and prime minister. pope francis giving his first noon blessing yesterday with an estimated 200,000 worshippers looking on. >>> people in droves sunday to honor ireland's patron saint, st. patrick. in dublin, ireland, a quarter of a million people line the streets for this parade. more than a million showed up for celebrations in boston. who knew st. paddy's days with a hit in shanghai. look at this. with irish songs and dances and, of course, green chinese brag dragons. >> my boys made leprechaun traps. they wanted to catch a leprecha leprechaun. they put them out saturday night to see if they caught anything. >> they did not catch anything. >> the leprechauns some chain and candy for the boys. so coming up, a big market selloff in the dow pointing down this morning. >> bad, bad, bad. >> and the teeny tiny country that may be responsible for it all. this is a really big storiment we'll tell you all about it. a.-d 34 mpg highway. amazing. see the grille? mm-hmm. let me show you how it works. it opens and closes like this to help you conserve fuel. oh. is th
in italy today two popes in the same place at the same time. pope francis met with his predecessor, pope he emeritus pope benedict xvi this morning. the two prayed together before breaking lunch. back here it lit up the night sky. people all over the northeast saw a streak of bright light around 8:00 last night. nasa at this point says it looks like the flash was caused by a meteor. >>> the senate maybe out for spring break but when it returns from vacation, there will be a showdown over gun reform. senators plan to take up a major gun bill in april. this would be the first floor fight over tightening gun control laws since the newton, connecticut, shootings in december. congressman jim hypes is from connecticut. he joins me here in the studio this afternoon. it's good see you, sir. >> great to be here, craig. >> let's talk about what happened this week. senate majority leader harry reid demanded any bill on gun control include background checks on gun buyers. i want to put up a recent quinnipiac poll. university -- quinnipiac university poll shows 88% of americans support background checks
. it's one night. pope francis is going to sell rate his installation mass tomorrow. he'll meet with the president of his home country argentina today. his papacy already a little bit of controversy. the vatican disputing claims that he allowed the kidnapping of two jesuit priests in the 1970s. you'll remember that was during argentina's dirty war. these days, though, francis is a little bit of a breath of fresh air for catholics. the pontiff is not afraid to be among the people. senior international correspondent ben wedeman is in rome for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. it is a rainy and wet morning here in rome but pope francis is enjoying a very sunny honeymoon with the italian media. today the newspapers, the magazines, full of gushing articles. this is the magazine that published topless photos of kate middleton but the pope is getting royal treatment. street vendors are having a field day. you can either get a very small postcard or a very big poster of pope francis. the municipal -- the municipalty of rome has put out special posters that say ben sven out
meeting the head of state for -- the heads of state with pope francis. cristina kirchner gave him a traditional, t like drink -- tea-like drink that is often shared among friends. as bishop and president, their relationship was strained. as president and pope, it still seemed awkward. "i've never been kissed by the pope," she said. and she used her press conference to reopen the dialogue on the focalin violence. -- auckland islands -- falkland islands. >> this is a very important issue for all the argentinian people and the president. i asked the pope to mediate so we can reach an -- reach an agreement about the malvinas. helpedough he has negotiate in the past, that might be more difficult now. the excitement over an argentine pope is still not fading in buenos aires. the service in honor of the man they knew as cardinal bergoglio was, at times, more like a football match than a catholic mass. flying the people colors. putting up more screens and .peakers -- the papal colors putting up more screens and speakers. bbc news, buenos aires. >> in his first news conference , china's ne
and for a further 13 people to face prosecution. >> pope francis has arrived to meet his predecessor, the pope and marriages benedict -- people benedict.e emeritus let's check out the pictures there from the square outside where a crowd has been gathering to capture a glimpse of the two men, a glimpse of history, two popes meeting together. pope emeritus will move back to the vatican on what he calls live/journey, to live a simple life of a pilgrim. details were kept secret, but it could be they will discuss the vatican documents that were eaked last year, so two popes meeting together at the pope's summer residence. tens of thousands of people across the united kingdom have been without power because of severe weather. much of england and northern ireland were hit by early spring snow. the cold snap is disrupting travel with many roads closed. there has also been heavy rain causing 91 flood alerts to be issued. a severe drought in western india threatening the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of people. many blame government officials for failing to provide them with water. in part three o
years ago when prop 8 became law. lester? >> pete, thanks. >>> at the vatican today, pope francis celebrated palm sunday mass before a crowd estimated at 250,000. he marked the start of holy week by encouraging people to be um balance and joyful and to lead simple lives. the pope from argentina announced he'll travel to neighboring brazil in july after the mass he climbed into a pope mobile to move among the crowd showing once again he enjoys connecting with the faithful. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday -- making and watching tv in a whole new way. inside the netflix revolution. >>> and later, the city that went from one of the fattest in america to one of the fittest. >>> the days of rushing home or planning your night around catching your favorite network tv shows are largely gone, thanks to the dvr, which of course allows people to watch whenever they want. but just as tv networks have adjusted to that viewing model, a company better known for renting and streaming movies is offering tv viewers a whole new way to enjoy first run shows. nbc's michelle franze
elected pope francis meeting with his predecessor this afternoon for the first time as a pontiff. this is the first time such a meeting between the past and current popes has been possible for more than 600 years. pope francis flew by helicopter to castel gandolfo to meet with the pope emmerit benedict for a private lunch. the two popes embraced on the helipad and spent the day together, calling one another brothers. benedict has live ted cake lake side castle south of roam since last month after becoming the first pope in six centuries to resign. >>> back in this country, a weather alert, folks. lots of bad weather headed our way. a storm that brought snow to colorado setting its sights on the midwest. parts of the south could be dealing with severe storms and the east coast, not in the clear either. meteorologist janice dean is joining us from the fox weather center with the very latest on this extended cold weather spell we are all having to deal with up here. janice? >> hi, yuma. the calendar says spring, i don't think mother nature is paying close attention. the forecasters
- starting with palm sunday. pope francis led his first palm sunday mass in saint peter's square. the week's celebrations come to an end next sunday with easter. ben wedeman has more. >> tens of thousands crammed and to st. peter's square is the beginning of the holy week. the new pope has electrified a plane homily facing the challenges of the young, war weary. let us look are round he said and how many wounds are inflicted on humanity by evil. economic conflict and greed for money which nobody can take with them. as he did before his inauguration polk francis went through st. peter's square without the usual bullet proof plexiglas kissing babies and shaking hands. his security was challenged by his unpredictable ways. later he will break with tradition with a holy thursday ceremony and a juvenile prison. instead of traditional church. he is clearly determined to break tradition. >> passover begins at sundown tomorrow. all over the world, people are gathering to celebrate the holiday that commemorates the jewish people's escape from slavery in egypt. for seven days in israel-and eight day
" with melissa francis. that's next. melissa: i'm melissa francis and here's what's money tonight. cyprus's parliament shoots down the e.u. bailout so the real across for global markets may be just beginning t could be music to russia's ears? a former top imf official joins to us explain. >>> plus, t. boone pickens said natural gas would revolutionize transportation. every called him a madman but now he is having the last laugh. we'll get his prediction where natural gas prices are headed next. >>> not even a down economy can crush rock and roll. legendar kiss rockers gene simmons and paul stanley kick off a big expan shun of their restaurants. they're here in first on fox interview to tell us why now is the time to bet on the consumer. even when they say it's not it is always about money melissa: first let's turn to today's market moment. fears over cyprus's bailout led to a choppy day of trading on wall street. the dow managed to eke out a slight gain wi the nasdaq and s&p 500 posting minor laws. the s&p fell for thehird straight seson. that is the worst losing streak of the year. micro
, there's wonderful things we can be doing, -- neil: like burning the money instead. francis, this is what worries me from the market t per speck -- perspective,and maybe cypress tipped us off that there's problems out there, and it's not alone saying that. maybe this idea -- i'm not saying there's another meltdown, but there are worries that justifiably get people t pull in; right? >> oh, i couldn't agree more, neil. i think, you know, the markets have just sort of become numb and apathetic to the international concerns, and i don't know apathy is prosperity either. yes, obviously, you know, in the modern times, america is co-dependent like the other countries around the world, and there is signals there are weaknesses, and in this country, we have fiscal problems, and blaming the republicans is the easy thinged too, and if someone things obamacare is not related to this, to me, i don't understand that beause obamacare costs a lot. if he thinks obamacare and the costs intrinsic in obamacare are not related to main street and wall street -- neil: john -- >> it's contagious. neil: you need
the assault weapons ban from the measure. >>> in vatican city today, pope francis went to castel gandolfo to meet with his predecessor. during this meeting they prayed together, they had a private 45-minute conversation followed by lunch, but this could be the first and only time in history at current and former pope meet after a transfer of leadership. lots of prayers across this country today with different stakes and millions of players. $320 million is on the line. it is the jackpot in the latest powerball drawing. it's a near record and on wednesday an extra $60 million was added to the jockp jackpot. nobody won. so your odds of winning 1 in 175 million. you better pray harder. that's all i'm saying there. >>> take a quick look at the top left-hand corner of your screen. that's a meteor flying over the skies of maryland traveling at a speed of 10 miles a second. it was larger than the size of most meteors which is why a security camera was able to capture in and why people in 12 states reportedly saw it. >>> to weather now. spring looks like winter in parts of this country today. che
to rome ahead of pope francis's inaugural mass tomorrow. vice president joe biden, a catholic, arrived to represent the u.s. tomorrow's mass will officially make pope francis the new leader of the catholic church. sunday he held his first blessing from that balcony. after mass he mingled with faithful followers, shaking hands and talking with the crowd. >> europe's only active volcano shooting streams of red hot lava. this is in sicily. that is an active volcano. you rarely see that anymore. authorities say no one is in danger from mount etna's recent eruptions but streets left a mess. volcanos known to erupt fairly often there. no reports of major flight disruption. i guess it does happen a lot. >>steve: not ash wednesday. it is ash monday there. let's talk a little bit about this. unless you watch fox news, you probably don't know much about what happened over in benghazi, libya, at our consolate there on september 11 of last year where four brave americans died. there are 33 survivors of what happened there that night, and yet we haven't heard from any of them. and lindsay graham sa
home after the inauguration of pope francis. as many as 200,000 cardinals, dignitaries crowded together for the installation mass. the pope breaking with tradition. skipping the pope mobile in favor of an open top jeep and going out of his way connecting with the crowd and kissing babies and the long way through the piazza. look at this. and he stopped to bless a severely disabled man and known for his-- oh, great pictures. before mass began he received the gold and silver fisherman's ring which symbolizes the papacy. boy, oh, boy, what a shift in story. back to our top story today. the state department saying at the top of the hour it's very concerned about unconfirmed reports from syria that rebel forces have used chemical weapons to launch a deadly attack. now, the rebels say it was the government who did it. and our government doesn't seem to know yet what happened. and syrian tv airing the video claiming it shows victims of a chemical attack being treated in a hospital. the rebels again deny the allegations that it was-- that they were the ones who did this and the obama administra
businesses can sharply increase by next year and by sharply, we mean they could double. melissa francis host of money on the fox business network joins me now. hi, melissa. >> hi. >> alisyn: how is it possible that they could double? >> i mean, it's amazing. first of all, i mean, this isn't one of those studies that's predicting what could happen to prices in the future. this is what is actually going to happen. these insurance companies are regulated. when he they raise prices they have to tell the regulator that they're going up. these are also brokers going out into communities and warning individuals and warning their customers, by the way, here are your prices for next year. so, this is real, it's coming and it's terrifying and look at groups like united health care, some of the biggest groups out there. they're saying for individuals, your plan could go up as much as 116% or more, that's precise, right? 116%, it's incredible. for small businesses, 25 to 50%, aetna it could go up 55%, blue cross/blue shield 20 to 40%. and these are some of the biggest names out there and warning their c
candidate, who is going to bring up the debates. >> andy palmer and anna, thank you. >>> pope francis holds palm sunday mass. it's a vital date on the roman catholic calendar and a run up to easter weekend. >>> back here in the u.s., if you're not dancing for joy, the powerball in one ticket and planning the rest of your life, then you're not one of the guys from new jersey who is wanting a third of a billion dollars at the drawing last night. someone, or a group, $338 million. the cash option, that's $211 million and some change. the winner's identity is still a mystery. 14 other tickets also winning a million bucks or more. by the way, the odds of winning the grand prize, about 176 million to one. i think we said yesterday you had a greater chance of becoming president of the united states than winning. >>> let's go to weather right now and unseasonable weather is causing havoc across colorado. over 200 flights are canceled and it's shut down 154 miles of interstate before heading into the central plains. so despite the fact that it's officially spring, winter form warnings, as you can se
spouse? and you can watch live stream video of the formal installation of pope francis tomorrow, starting at 3:30 a.m. eastern time. that will be on our world page. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. >> ifill: and that's the newshour for tonight. on tuesday, we'll have a report on the official ceremonies at the vatican for pope francis. vice president biden will lead the u.s. delegation. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. thank you, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> macarthur foundation. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >>> this is nightly business report. >> markets around the world sell off as investors worry about a bank bailout plan
. there was a black man in 1946 named willie francis, 17 years old who had killed a pharmacist. they put him in a chair. the executioner said good-bye willie and willie didn't go anywhere. that case made it to the supreme court. the justices decided it would be constitutional to put willie in the chair again. but jis advertise frankfurter was so distressed he voted for the execution. he felt he had no choice. he was so distressed he reached out to a member of the louisiana bar to try and stop that excuse in louisiana. willie francis was executed. >> with so many of these cases the dispitions are important. no question about that. but the stories that precede the decision and follow are just fascinating. i find that with so many supreme court cases but especially these death penalty cases. one of the big death penalty decisions is greg versus georgia when the supreme court reinstated capital punishment in 1976. we all thought that greg would be the first person to be executed, a georgia defendant. but on the eve of his execution he wound up escaping from prison with four of the worst murderer
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